Is it possible for men to get breast cancer?

Yes, it is possible. Male breast cancer is rare in contrast to female breast cancer. In the United States, approximately 2140 new cases of mbc are diagnosed annually, and 450 deaths occur.The median age of onset of male breast cancer is 65 to 67, approximately 5 to 10 years older than in women.
Yes. Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, or any male relatives with breast cancer, especially with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation can get breast cancer in their 60s or later. They are at risk for other cancers as well. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually at a later age.
Yes. Unfortunately, most men don't do breast self-exam. In addition, when the do find a lump, they often wait a long time before seeking help hoping it will go away. For these reasons plus simple embarrassment, they often present with more advanced disease than the cancers we see in females.
Yes. Because men have a small amount of breast tissue which can grow cancer.
Yes. Men can get breast cancer, especially if they have an increased genetic risk. They can also transmit this increased risk to their offspring including both daughters and sons.
Yes. Although breast cancer is not common in men, it can happen. Any new or changing lumps or bumps in the male breast should be evaluated by a healthcare provider.
Yes. As a breast cancer specialist i see only 4 men per year with breast cancer, i see many more with metastatic prostate, lung, lymphoma, melanoma to the breast as a secondary site. Therefore all lumps, ulcerations, bleeding and nipple discharge has to be explained even if they have to be dragged in by their significant other - otherwise they usually come in late with advanced stage.
Yes. Men get breast cnacer 10%as often as woman.
Yes. It is fairly rare but does happen. It is more common in families who have the brca gene mutations.

Related Questions

Can men without breasts get breast cancer?

Yes. All men have a small amount of breast tissue, so they have a small lifetime risk of developing breast cancer (1:100, 000) . Read more...
Yes. Most men have breast tissue. It is just undeveloped. Men can get breast cancer, though it is much more rare. If a man has had all breast tissue surgically removed for some reason, i would guess the rate would be even lower. Read more...
Yes. Men possess a small amount of nonfunctioning breast tissue that is concentrated in the area directly behind the nipple on the chest wall. Read more...
Yes. but men DO have breasts! 1% of breast Ca occurs in men. If you are concerned, especially if you have a family history see your primary care Dr. The best treatment is mastectomy by a ABPS- certified plastic surgeon though addition treatments could be needed. Read more...
All men have breasts. Just because a male does not have breast enlargement (gynecomastia) does NOT eliminate their risk of getting breast cancer. Breast cancer in men is not very common, but, happens more than most think. There is breast tissue in all men. Read more...
Yes. 1% of all breast cancers occur in men. All men (unless it has been surgically removed) have a small amount of breast tissue that can enlarge if exposed to the proper female hormones and or develop into cancer. Read more...

Can you tell me how is it that men can still get breast cancer?

Because men. Also have breasts , 1% breast cancers are in men , due to lack of awareness , diagnosed late , results in poor prognosis. Read more...

Can you tell me how do men get breast cancer and where on that area does the cancer form?

Uncommon but occurs. Male breast cancer is most common in older men, though male breast cancer can occur at any age. Although the incidence is 1/100 less frequent than women, the presentation is the same, usually a small mass under the nipple. Risk factors for male breast cancer include exposure to radiation, a family history of breast cancer, and having high estrogen levels. Treatment entails removal of the breast. Read more...

Can men get breast cancer, should I get tested if many of the women in my family have gotten it?

Yes. Breast cancer in men is rare, but it happens. Men over 60 are more likely to get breast cancer. If you have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer or male breast cancer, you could have a brca mutation and should talk to your doctor about genetic testing. Men and women with a brca mutation have a higher chance of getting breast cancer and other cancers. Read more...
Male breast cancer. Yes, if many of women in your family have breast ca- there is risk that hereditary cancer may be in your family. You should talk to your family members- ( better be direct family member) who are affected by breast cancer and have them checked for certain genetic mutation. If any of them positive- you should see a genetician and see what is your risk and from there-have certain genetic test done. Read more...
They can. Men can get breast cancer. Perhaps it would be best for your family to meet with a genetic counselor to determine your risk and possible recommend genetic testing. Read more...

Cancer: Do men get breast cancer at the same rate of incidence as women during most of their lifetime?

No. no the breast cancer in men is significantly less prevalence than women. breast cancer does occur in men. In 2012 it was estimated that 2,190 new cases in males would develop, with 410 deaths. It tends to occur at a later age in men than in women, with the male peak age being 71 years old as opposed to peaks at 51 and 71 years old in women. Some men ignore breast lumps or think they are caused by an infection or some other reason and they do not get medical treatment until the mass has grown significantly. Read more...